Today something passed my screen which reminded me of that incredible Catholic TV moment when Mother Angelica exploded about the shenanigans at World Youth Day in 1993 where a woman portrayed Christ for a Way of the Cross done in mime style. (Yah… dumb, I know.)
For a long time this video had been “disappeared”. A friend of mine managed to dig it up from an unknown source – very cloak and dagger, I think – and gave it to me to post.
The video on top played right away on Chrome. The bottom one in Chrome said that the plugin isn’t supported. No joy in IE. Safari, no joy. “Download” worked.
NB: There are some blanks and flaws here and there in the video. There are a couple loop backs. Be patient. This is the condition the video was in when I got it.
Here is YouTube. A priest friend of mine posted it.
Here is my post (ORIGINAL Published on: Aug 12, 2014):
Back in 1993 Mother Angelica blew up when, at World Youth Day (10-15 August), there was a mimed Stations of the Cross during which a woman portrayed Christ. Someone gave me a recording of her reaction.
She called out the dissident nomenklatura reigning at the time.
Mother’s reaction caused a lot of people to run in circles and ring their hands. It could be argued that this moment was a watershed in the Church in these USA. Dissidents push and push and push the borders little by little as far as they can. She stood up, like Leonidas, and said “No!”.
This was the moment, by the way, when Mother and her community rejected their modernized habit and went back to more traditional habits.